When I was twelve years old, I grabbed a pair of scissors from my parent’s desk and made a small cut.
Ever since Green Day announced their Hella Mega Tour with Fall Out Boy and Wheezer and the long-awaited return of My Chemical Romance finally came to fruition, I've seen the words Emo Revival be tossed around. Now, I've got tickets to be seeing both of these concerts in June this year in London and my eyeliner has never been darker and my serotonin never higher.
So, you managed to get your butt over to one of the most global cities in the world, and you decided you're ready to live in it. Great! Welcome to the club. London is a gigantic city that extends so far into its own county. Meaning, a little green fish who just stepped off the tarmac onto a train is going to feel pretty lost the first couple weeks of living there. I'm no expert, but here are a few things that I've learned while living in this city, aside from getting a travel card the first day you arrive, because that's pretty obvious if you want to get around this city.
We've all had to sit through "The Talk" at one point or another. Either your parents pull you aside, draw you pictures, and give you a detailed explanation about why your leg might be cramping, or you had to watch that overly-blunt video in your primary school class at the age of 10. Bottom line is, sex has come up in discussion for us since we first learned why boys and girls are born different biologically and what all those "weird gross parts" are for.
It seems in recent months, more and more people of this generation are coming out of the closet with gusto and confidence in terms of their sexuality, gender, etc. And that's fantastic! Knowing that members of the LGBTQA+ and their allies can find community almost everywhere is a great relief.